Information for the Congregation for Sunday, September 2, 2018

Posted August 31st, 2018

September Newsletter – printed copies available – Church Gathering Space

The family of Miriam Hoover invites you to help celebrate her 100th Birthday. Today is the actual day and we’d like for you to join us for refreshments from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., (brief program at 3 p.m.) at The Cedars Wellness Center – No gifts please! 

Everyone is invited to attend the “We Connect Wednesdays” kick-off meal which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, September 5, in the Church Social Room, with the Fellowship and Hospitality Team hosting. Matt Friesen will be on hand to grill burgers and hotdogs. Meat and buns will be provided; please bring a side dish or a dessert to share.  See you there! Please note that WCW prices are $3 per person or $8 for families.

Dr. Sarada Sreedeviamma will present: “Women/Child Trafficking in South Asia.” The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, in Melhorn, Room 112, McPherson College. Everyone is welcome.

Dream Team will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, in the North Church Social Room. This month we will discuss changes that would make worship more meaningful. We will learn about “messy” church and prepare questions for cottage meetings that will be held in the fall. Please join us to participate in this discussion. All are welcome.

First Fridays: McPherson College at The Cedars — This is a free educational series of presentations that are open to all ages.  On Friday, September 7 at 3 p.m., Dr. James Bowyer will present “One Thousand Years of Choral Music (in 60 minutes).”  For information, contact Kendra Flory ( or 620.242.0432).

Ventures in Discipleship, McPherson College – The Ventures course offering for September will be “The How and Why of Conflict Engagement.” The class will be held online, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST), Saturday, September 8, Debbie Roberts, will explore the “Theory and practice of conflict engagement” by using the expertise of John Paul Lederach, Parker Palmer and Tom Porter. Classes are donation-based and continuing education credit is available at $10 per course. To register for courses, visit

Think generously. Practice generosity. And do so courageously.

It often takes more courage to leave home than to stay. Even when home is no longer safe or comfortable, residing in the familiar is safe. Active, courageous stewardship will force us to live differently, and we will likely have to [leave home and] engage personally, politically, and publicly. Stewardship is not merely a church word associated with fundraising, pledging, and annual budgets. Stewardship is a theological word.

Technical Assistance – If you would like to run a camera during worship, load the worship service into the computer, run the computer during worship or run the sound system during worship, please call the Church Office (620.241.1109). Leave your name and contact number and a member of the Audio-Visual Team will be in touch with you with additional information.

Church Cancellation

In the event of severe weather or a catastrophic event:

listen to local radio KBBE 96.7

watch rolling banner on bottom of screen on TV Channel 12

check KWCH Channel 12 website CLOSED list and the church Facebook page

When personnel can get to the office, an All Church Email will be sent.

2018 Month-to-Date Financial Report


August 5

August 12 August 19 August 26


Weekly Offering Needed
$8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $32,000
Offering Received
$4,880.15 $5,757.00 $4,130.35 $4,657.57



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